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NOTE: The next Noe Valley Voice will be the February issue, distributed in Noe Valley Feb. 2. We'll start collecting calendar items the first week of January (deadline Jan. 15). E-mail email@example.com or send mail items to Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we'll try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.
Dec. 1-2: Mission Cultural Center holds a HOLIDAY BAZAAR. 11 am-4 pm. 2868 Mission St. 643-5001; www.missionculturalcenter.org.
Dec. 1-28: Creativity Explored's HOLIDAY ART SALE offers unique, handcrafted work by more than 100 artists with developmental disabilities. Mon-Fri., 10 am- 3 pm; Sat. 1-6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108; www.creativityexplored.org.
Dec. 1-Jan. 5: The Louise Brooks Society, founded by Noe Valley resident Thomas Gladysz, displays "Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of LOUISE BROOKS," an exhibit of memorabilia honoring the 1920s actress. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400; www.pandorasbox.com.
Dec. 1-Jan. 31: Chris Sequeira offers 6 pm TAI CHI classes on Monday and Tuesday at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. For the location of his 10:15 am Wed. & Fri. classes, call 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
Dec. 1-Jan. 31: The S.F. Library's BOOKMOBILE parks at 665 Elizabeth Street on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm. 557-4353.
Dec. 1-Jan. 31: The NOE STROLLS stroller brigade departs Holey Bagel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. 3872 24th St. www.noestrolls.com.
Dec. 1-Jan. 31: City Guides offers free WALKING TOURS including "The Castro: Tales of the Village" (Sundays, 11 am). 557-4266; www.sfcityguides.org.
Dec. 1-Jan. 31: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.
Dec 1-Jan. 31: Bands play Afro-Cuban salsa, Latin funk, samba, hip-hop, and reggae nightly at the ELBO ROOM. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
Dec. 2: Docent Julia Geist gives a lecture, "Opening Doors: RUTH ASAWA and Bay Area Women Artists, 1950-2000." 1-2 pm. The de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. 750-3638. www.thinker.org.
Dec. 2: The San Francisco SILENT FILM FESTIVAL screens the 1927 version of Chicago, the jazz-era tale on which the Broadway musical was based. 7:30 pm. The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. 621-6120.
Dec. 2 & 3: Suzanne Wetenhoefer performs original COMEDY at the Brava Theater. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. 2789 24th St. 647-2822; www.brava.org.
Dec. 2, 16, 23 & 30: Children of all ages are invited to FAMILY STORY TIME IN SPANISH, followed by a craft workshop. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277; www.sfpl.org.
Dec. 2-31: Casey Logan exhibits SOUND SCULPTURES and photography in "I Believe in the Power of the Absurd." Reception Dec. 2, 6-9 pm. Little Tree Gallery, 3412 22nd St. 643-4929; www.littletreegallery.com.
Dec. 3: Adoptable dogs from Rocket Dog Rescue will bein front of Zephyr Real Estate from noon to 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.
Dec. 3: The San Francisco Girls Chorus performs a HOLIDAY CONCERT featuring traditional and contemporary carols. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 800-838-3006; www.nvcm.org.
Dec. 4: SANDOR ELLIX KATZ discusses grassroots activists taking on "Big Food" in his new book, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
Dec. 5: A Wish for the World's holiday TREE LIGHTING with Mayor Newsom benefits the Rainbow Fund. 5-6 pm, followed by a party until 8 pm. City Hall Rotunda. www.rainbowfund.org.
Dec. 5: FILM WRITER Felice Picano discusses his craft. 7 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.
Dec. 5: Noe Valley Soprano Melody Moore is among the 2006 Adler Fellows performing OPERA scenes and arias in "The Future Is Now." 8 pm. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330; www.sfopera.com.
Dec. 5, 12 & 19 and Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Librarians from the Noe Valley Library host LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Share songs and stories at an INFANT/TODDLER LAPSIT at 10:30 am and the AFTERNOON STORY TIME for preschoolers at 3:30 pm on Dec. 5, 12 & 26. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616; www.sfpl.org.
Dec. 5-31: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION classes. Tues., 7-8:30 pm; Sun., 10-11:30 am. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.
Dec. 6 & 7: Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady present a screening of JESUS CAMP, their documentary about a Christian summer camp. Wed., 2, 7:15 & 9:15 pm; Thurs., 7:15 & 9:15 pm. The Red Vic, 1727 Haight St. 668-3994; www.redvicmoviehourse.com.
Dec. 7: Bring the whole family to the annual Café by the Bay CHANUKAH PARTY. Noon2 pm. Jewish Family and Children's Services, Olive Room, 2150 Post St. 449-3843.
Dec. 7: The Hotel des Arts hosts an exhibit by WOMEN ARTISTS, to benefit La Casa de las Madres. 6:30-9 pm. Hotel Des Arts, 447 Bush St. 956-3232; www.sfhoteldesarts.com.
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Mission Library offers PRESCHOOL STORY TIME at 10:10 am and a BILINGUAL LAPSIT for babies and toddlers at 11am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277.
Dec. 7-17: Barbara Damashek directs "FLOYD COLLINS," a musical based on the 1925 story of a Kentucky man who got trapped while exploring a cave. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm, Sun., 2 pm. San Francisco State University's Studio Theater, 1600 Holloway Ave. 338-2467.
Dec. 8: Enjoy a Holiday Lights TREE LIGHTING ceremony with live music by the Bay School's Jazz Ensemble. 5:30-6:30 pm. Lincoln Blvd. @ Funston Ave. 561-5500; www.presidio.gov.
Dec. 8: Susan Kelk Cervantes, founder of PRECITA EYES Muralists, exhibits original paintings and drawings. Opening reception 7-10 pm. Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St. 285-2287; www.precitaeyes.org.
Dec. 8: Embaraka Records and DJ Sep present "Sonik Souk: A Night of Pan-ARABIC RHYTHMS," featuring MC Rai, Jef Stott, and the Embarka Sound System. 10 pm-2 am. The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.
Dec. 9: Learn how to build funky and beautiful garden pathways, beds, and containers with recycled materials at a free GARDENING WORKSHOP. 10 am-1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. 731-5627; www.gardenfortheenvironmnet.org.
Dec. 9: Create your very own one-of-a-kind GIFTS FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS at a "Do-it-Yourself Gift-Making Extravaganza"; bring canned goods to donate. 10 am-2 pm. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason St. 561-7690.
Dec. 9: Make beeswax candles, scented soaps, and candy houses at HOLIDAY CRAFTS DAY at the Randall Museum. 10 am-3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
Dec. 9: Bring the camera and the kids with their wish lists to MEET SANTA in Noe Valley. 11 am-2 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St.
Dec 9: Enjoy the carolers, musicians, and holiday discounts at the second annual Noe Valley NOEL STROLL on 24th Street between Castro and Church; many stores will be open late. 5-9 pm.
Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 19-24 & 26-30: David Hirata & Friends perform a MAGIC SHOW for all ages. 2 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
Dec. 10: Join the CABLE CAR CAROLING at seniors' homes, benefiting the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention/IOA. 11:30 am, brunch & silent auction; 1 pm, caroling begins. Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St. 750-4180, ext. 142; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 10: Noe Valley Ministry hosts Sunday evening MEDITATIONS featuring a video of David Sperovia's enlightenment gatherings. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090; email@example.com.
Dec. 11: The Odd Mondays series offers a POST-ELECTION review, with former SFSU political science professor Gerald Heather at 7 pm. No-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th & Sanchez, 5:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 12: The Noe Valley Association hosts a PUBLIC FORUM to examine long-range plans for Noe Valley's commercial corridor. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church Meeting Hall, 725 Diamond St. 282-9918.
Dec. 13: Filmmaker Judy Irving and author Mark Bittner screen The WILD PARROTS of Telegraph Hill. 7-10 pm. Free. City College, Rosenberg Library, 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3580.
Dec. 14, 17 & 20: Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs a holiday concert, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy." Thurs., 8 pm, Sun., 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Wed., 8 pm. St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. 668-GGMC; www.ggmc.org.
Dec. 14-Jan. 27: The Marsh presents DAN HOYLE's "Tings Dey Happen," a one-man play about Nigerian oil politics. Dec. 14-Jan. 6: Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 pm; Jan. 11-27: Thurs., Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006; www.themarsh.org.
Dec. 15: KITKA Women's Vocal Ensemble gives a holiday CONCERT of Slavic, Eastern Orthodox, and Hebrew folk carols. 8:15-10:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Dec. 15 & 16: Four choral ensembles from S.F. State University perform a candlelight CHRISTMAS CONCERT. 8 pm. Most Holy Redeemer Church, 100 Diamond St. 863-6259.
Dec. 15-24: Smuin Ballet presents "The CHRISTMAS BALLET, 2006 Edition." Wed.-Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun., 2 pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. 495-2234; www.smuinballet.org.
Dec. 16: Bianchi Fitness offers WEEKEND WORKOUT at the beach, using weights and "the infamous sand stairs." 8-9:30 am. Meet at the Baker Beach parking lot at the end of Battery Chamberlain Road. 218-7045; www.bianchifitness.com.
Dec. 16: San Francisco Amateur Astronomers offer a night of STARGAZING. 5:30-10 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
Dec. 16 & 23: The vocal group CHANTICLEER presents a Christmas concert of traditional carols and sacred music. 8 pm. St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker St. 252-8589; www.chanticleer.org.
Dec. 17: The first LEGO LEAGUE tournament requires kids age 9 to 14 to design, build, and program robots to solve real-world challenges. 9:45 am-4:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
Dec. 18: MARGO PERIN reads from her memoir-in-progress, Criminal Intent, based on her teaching experiences in the San Francisco County Jail. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
Dec. 18-Jan. 28: A retrospective of artist RUTH ASAWA'S work, "Contours in the Air," is on display at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. 863-3330; www.thinker.org.
Dec. 19 & Jan. 16: Calling all artists, teachers, and mural admirers to the community MURAL ARTS WORKSHOP. 7-9 pm. Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St. 285-2287; www.precitaeyes.org.
Dec. 19: Bring the family to a SING-ALONG of seasonal favorites with Gayle Schmitt and her guitar. 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-1616.
Dec. 19: MUSAIC men's acapella ensemble performs traditional carols in "This Shining Night." 8 pm. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. 863-6371; www.stmatthews-sf.org.
Dec 22-25: The 14th annual evening of Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY features Cathy Ladman, Stephanie Blum, Dan Ahdoot, and Lisa Geduldig. Fri.-Sun., 6 pm & 9:30 pm; Mon., 5 pm & 8:30 pm. New Asia Restaurant, 722 Pacific Ave. 522-3737; www.koshercomedy.com.
Jan. 6: Noe Valley Music series presents Grammy-winning folk legend RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Jan. 9: BOSWICK THE CLOWN and his Reading Circus perform at 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Branch Library. 3555 16th St. 355-1616.
Jan. 12: ADRIAN LEGG, named "guitarist of the year" by Guitarist Magazine, plays at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Jan.12-28: WORD FOR WORD performs "Strangers We Know," two short stories by Mavis Gallant and Lorrie Moore. Wed.-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 3pm. Magic Theater, Fort Mason Center. 437-6775; www.zspace.org.
Jan 20: Jeff Adachi, Philip Kan Gotanda, and Janice Mirikatani will be at the opening program of "If They Came For Me Today: The Japanese/American INTERNMENT Project," a multimedia exhibit by high school students honoring 15 local Japanese Americans held in camps during WWII. 2 pm. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.. 557-4282.
Jan. 28: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents a concert of duos for cello and piano, and the West Coast premiere of David Carlson's "Quantum Quartet." 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 800-838-3006; www.nvcm.org.
SEE YOU IN 2007
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the February issue, distributed in Noe Valley Feb. 3. We'll start collecting calendar items the first week of January (deadline Jan. 15). E-mail email@example.com or send items to Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we'll try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.